Hate Crimes

Bremerton is a diverse city, whose residents represent many cultures, nationalities, races, religions, sexual orientations, political affiliations and physical disabilities. The combination of these different groups makes Bremerton rich in diversity. Sadly, there are groups and individuals that are motivated by hate.

A hate crime is classified as a bias-motivated crime when it is clear that "the offender's actions were motivated, in whole or part, by bias." The types of bias included in hate crimes are racial, religious, ethnic, gender, sexual orientation, physical disabilities, political affiliation and age. If you believe that you are a victim of a hate crime notify the Bremerton Police Department or you can contact the Human Rights Campaign of Washington State at 360-697-3429.